Grand Theft Auto fan is STABBED, HIT WITH A BRICK AND ROBBED in London after waiting all night in line to buy game.
Grand Theft Auto fan is STABBED, HIT WITH A BRICK AND ROBBED moments
after queuing up at midnight to buy newly released computer game
- The 23-year-old man was attacked after leaving Asda in Colindale, north London
- Scotland Yard detectives say that he is in a stable condition today in hospital
A 23-year-old man was hit with a
brick, stabbed and robbed of the newly released Grand Theft Auto
computer game after queuing up to buy it at a London supermarket.The
man was attacked as he walked home from the Asda store in Colindale,
north London, shortly after buying a copy of the game following its
midnight release.He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital following the incident which happened at around 1.20am.
Attack: The 23-year-old was hit with a brick,
stabbed and robbed after visiting the Asda store in Colingdale, north
London, to buy the latest Grand Theft Auto game
Launch: The 23-year-old man (not pictured) had
just bought a copy of the newly released Grand Theft Auto game at the
Asda store in Colindale, north London
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'A 23-year-old man was shopping, then on his way back home he was hit with a brick and stabbed.
'He was robbed of items he had bought from a nearby Asda supermarket including a copy of Grand Theft Auto.
'We think he was attacked on Princess Avenue by multiple suspects although it is unclear how many at this stage.'
victim had joined hundreds of others across the country queuing to be
one of the first to get their hands on the fifth version of the
notoriously violent video game.
In demand: The 23-year-old victim was among
hundreds of fans of the computer game to queue outside stores ahead of
the midnight release. Customers are pictured outside Game in Westfield,
It's here: The long awaited game is expected to break sales records
The Colindale Asda store had even put a ticketing system in place for fans of the game such is demand for the game.
Twitter users expressed their shock at the brutal mugging, with one posting 'It's just a game'.
The game is expected to break sales records following its worldwide release today.
around the UK opened their doors at midnight for the launch of the
game, which is said to have cost around £170million to make.
Big business: The Grand Theft Auto series has accumulated sales of 135million copies since its 1997 debut
Money maker: The game, pictured advertised here
in Los Angeles, is expected to generate sales of around £1billion in its
first year on sale
Although the game only
retails at £35, copies have already begun appearing on eBay for more
than £90 for the standard version of the game and £170 for the
It is expected to generate as much as £1billion in its first year on sale.
The Grand Theft Auto series has accumulated sales of 135million copies since its 1997 debut.
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